Two thousand-and-two-hundred pounds of smelt, served over three days for a total of nine hours, divided by beer and hundreds of diners, equals stuffed. The Brooklyn Park Lions Club prepared 2,200 pounds of smelt for its three-day fish fry, with proceeds benefiting the multiple nonprofit and community organizations it supports. At the peak hour, 5:30-6:30 [...]

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Robbinsdale Armstrong High School was the 11st most academically challenging high school in Minnesota in 2013, according to an annual survey by the Washington Post. To make that determination, Post reporter Jay Mathews took the number of “college-level” tests taken at a school in a given year and divided it by the number of seniors [...]

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Originally slated to open in January, Crystal’s MD Liquors officially opened its doors on April 21. The store, which is in the location formerly occupied by Jack’s Foods, will feature a similar local feel, owner Mark Gettinger hopes. “I think a lot of stores right now, the big box chains, sometimes miss that neighborhood mom-and-pop-style [...]

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The Osseo Senior High choirs will be hosting the vocal band Six Appeal at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the high school’s Enid Norsted Auditorium. The school is located 317 2nd Ave. N.W., Osseo. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Info: facebook.com/sixappeal

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Come and enjoy music performed by students and a reception to follow at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Ave. N. Event begins 4 p.m., Sunday, April 27. There is no admission free but donations will be accepted. Info: 763-545-1647 or holynativity.net.

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A Brooklyn Park Library Open House has been scheduled 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Brooklyn Park Library 8600 Zane Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. The open house will provide an overview of the new library that is expected to open in 2016. Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat and Library Director Lois Thompson will be [...]

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